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A lot of time at the Cat Island House, boys doing well on the day trips too!!!

 
Another long fun week at the office
The boats have been running all over the MS Sound, Bay of St Louis, Chandelier Sound and Barrier Islands. We have had boats out at the Cat Island House 3 different times this past week. Some days mother nature has only allowed us to fish in close. Just glad the fishing on the reefs and shore lines of Hancock County have been producing some good catches of red fish, speckled trout, flounder sheepshead and drum.
Most of what has been going in the LA Marsh has been dictated by the wind and waves. On the calmer days, the jumping jumbo shrimp have made it pretty darn easy to find the bigger trout. When the boats land on a good school of trout, the biggest numbers of trout can be caught in 30 minutes to an hour. One key piece in the tackle arsenal has been the Boat Monkey corks. The extra weight in the cork, really gets you the distance you need on casts into the wind. The louder rattles in the corks seem to bring in fish better fish when the water is murky too. Braided line on the Okuma spinning reels has been a must this time of year. Being able to pack on the 20 pound braid helps when the huge bull reds try to spool us.
The Cat Island House has been keeping the Shore Thing fleet very busy. Saturday I was out there helping Dr Don Gaddy with his office party. They had brought boats and I had some folks fishing with me. Everyone returned with sharks, some trout, but Dr Dons boat took top honors on the bull reds. He said they found some schooling bulls in open water that were just too much to pass up. They spent the entire morning fighting them on light tackle and chasing them to prevent getting spooled. Finally got to see a cobia this year smoke one of our baits getting our baits on the retrieve. We got a few minutes of fight of him before he spit the hook.
Wed-Fri Capt Alex and I were out there with the group from Hancock Bank(Alabama). This is there second time to be out there, but they had not met Chef Frank "The Real Deal" McNeil. Our man Frank kept them fat and happy with the Gumbo, steaks, fried trout and other Cajun/Southern delicacies. Fishing was pretty good too, even despite the storms. Since we had 3 stories and 4,000 square feet of house to hide in, we just fished when the weather was at its best. Capt Ray was working a day trip out of Bayou Caddy and was nice enough to call us in on a bite the first morning of our trip. Capt Alex, myself and Capt Ray were in a wide open bite, till Capt Alex locked into a bull red. They were forced to chase the fish and we stayed on the trout. Ray and his crew got what they needed and headed to the barn. We called it and went back for a lunch time shrimp boil and nap. That last afternoon we stayed at the house a lil later than we liked due a lingering storm. Got to fish the last 3 hours of day light and decided to look for some triple tail. Got very lucky and stumbled on a tree in open water. Before we texted our friends at DMR to let them know about it, we removed all of the pesky triple tail off it. Just doing our part, we went 3 for 5 on the triple tail..
As we were coming in Friday Morning, Capt Matt was heading out with the groceries for the Jones crew. Chef Frank and Capt Alex were staying out for another tour. No rest for the weary...
Most of the better bites Capt Kenny, Darren, Brett and Tom have been working on have seemed to revolve around the tide and wind. If the winds are some what on the lighter side(10 knots or less), keeing the water clean and calm, and the last few hours before and after the tide switches. On the days when the all these factors line up, it goes from good to off the charts great.
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